Norwegian Log - using natural resources responsibly
This week we hear from Nick Forrester from Norwegian Log Buildings about how he gets his unique log buildings to the show and also how they can benefit farmers by providing comfortable accommodation to workers and relatives.
There’s less than a month to go to the Royal County of Berkshire Show and, at Norwegian Log’s HQ in Reading, we’re busy planning our stand. This will be the third time we’ve exhibited at the show and will be displaying one of our Inovar contemporary buildings that is built from solid log.
Unlike the majority of exhibitors who can transport their products to the showground in the back of a van, we will be delivering our building on a lorry that has its own small crane so we have to make sure we get access as early as possible.
We deliver buildings all over the country, to sites of all shapes and sizes, so luckily we’re very adept at manoeuvring them. Just last month we exhibited the same building at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show and similar at the Grand Designs and Chelsea Flower Show in the past. The M4 and A34 should be a doddle compared to the London traffic!
Our traditional log buildings are very popular with farmers and smallholders who are often faced with the problem of providing comfortable accommodation for workers or relatives on their land. Some opt for a caravan or similar but why choose something that has to be replaced every few years when you could own a solid asset instead? As they are built from log, they have natural insulation, minimal maintenance, can extend up to four bedrooms with two bathrooms and still comply with the Caravan Act as mobile homes.
This autumn we’re launching a contemporary range of Inovar transportable homes and have just delivered the first one to a customer near Oxford, so we’ll be looking forward to talking to show goers about these. They have all the benefits of a traditional log home but boast sleek modern looks with a bi-fold glass frontage. We also make garden buildings which can be used as home offices, gyms or studios.
With a bit of luck, I’ll get an hour or so spare at the show to look around. This is my local show and so I enjoy meeting Thames Valley exhibitors and seeing what they have on their stands. I’ll hopefully also be able to stop off at the country area to see a display or two!
Our stand is on Avenue A so please pop by and say hello. It should be quite eye-catching!